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7 Day Peru & Machu Picchu

7 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Peru
Depart for Peru. Balance of the day is at leisure.

DAY 2, Wednesday - Lima City Tour
This morning’s tour of Lima, with its 2000 years of history, begins at the colonial center of the city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its historic buildings surrounding the splendid Plaza Mayor. View the impressive Palace of the Archbishop with its fine carved balcony, the opulent Government Palace, official residence of the President, and the 16th century Cathedral of Lima whose first stone was laid by Pizarro. Continue to the 17th century Monasterio de San Francisco complex with its magnificent tiles, ornate carved ceilings, exceptional paintings and world-renowned library. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure or join the optional Pachacamac Pre-Inca Ruins tour. Visit the archaeological site of Pachacamac, one of the largest religious centres in pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast. This afternoon, join your Tour Manager for a briefing about the wonderful journey that awaits you. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Larco Herrera Museum in the evening with dinner. Experience one of Lima’s most magnificent museums by night on this tour, that also includes dinner. Admire the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian masterpieces and a stunning exhibition of gold and priceless jewels. (Breakfast)

Optional: Pachacamac Pre-Inca Ruins (PM)
Optional: Larco Herrera Museum in the evening with dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Fly to Cuzco, Afternoon at Leisure
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cuzco is declared the Historical Capital by the Constitution of Peru and hosts nearly 1 million visitors every year. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore on your own or participate in the optional Highlights of Cuzco tour that visits the Colonial Cathedral, Temple of the Sun, and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. (Breakfast)

Optional: Half Day Highlights of Cuzco (PM)


DAY 4, Friday - Discover Machu Picchu
Early this morning, time permitting, meet children at a local school before transferring to the Sacred Valley's Ollanta Station. Board the Inca Rail Executive Train for the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, arriving in the early afternoon. Also known as "The Lost City of the Incas", Machu Picchu was built circa 1450 and abandoned only 100 years later. The purpose of this splendid city is still a mystery to modern historians. Enjoy exploring the ancient citadel and marveling at the imposing Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved rock likely used as a sundial by the ancient Incas. The images of this significant archaeological site will be a long-lasting memory. This evening, savor a Peruvian dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

*Approximate time spent at the ruins of Machu Picchu is 2 hours.


DAY 5, Saturday - Return to Cuzco
This morning, enjoy time at leisure before departing Aguas Calientes for your return to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the evening is at leisure. (
Breakfast)

DAY 6, Sunday - Fly to Lima, Farewell Dinner
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your last evening in Peru and say goodbye to your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at the Farewell Dinner. (
Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7, Monday - Depart Peru

Your vacation ends today after breakfast.* (Breakfast)
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All This Included
  • All intra-flights: Lima-Cuzco & Cuzco-Lima
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Hotel porterage
  • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Highlights
  • City Tour of Lima with its 2000 years of history
  • Full Day Tour via Train to the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu
Accommodations
Lima: Jose Antonio Executive Hotel
Cuzco: Eco Inn Cuzco
Machu Picchu: El Mapi Hotel
Notes
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Lima-Cuzco-Lima.
  • Passport numbers for all passengers must be submitted before documents can be issued.
  • This 7 day “on-the-go” program features the highlights of Peru in an active itinerary which includes several walking tours as well as some early starts and long days.
  • Due to the high elevation, travel in the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.
  • * Note: Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Monday.
  • This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.